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Bulbops dolichostricha
is an Exogenua Quadrucorata herbivore that lives on the Walace’s Forests. Their slim build allows them to roam more freely on the densest and coldest parts of the polar forests, where the Drones harvest most of the vegetation used as food by its colonies.  The Matrix have a two-part jaw adapted as a weapon to face of predators and other Matrix that may wander into its territory.





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:iconradicaltourism:
RadicalTourism Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think these animals you have created are awesome! How long does it take for you to come up with the concept and actually design them?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you! About a week or so, from sketch to uploading  ^^
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
I would love to see Anu as a documentary that is kinda like Alien Planet.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019   Digital Artist
Man, you and me both  :)
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Tree-Sparrow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
If a matrix wandered into the territory of another, would there be a demonstration/dispute between the two matrices as to which should back down, or would the feud be between the drones?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019   Digital Artist
Between the matrix, mainly. They are "build" to protect and fight, and are far more resilient. While the drones can hit-and-flee, they usually are not direct involved in combat as the matrix. There is a instinctive matematichal priority on maitaining the Matrix with minimum damage in a fight, and not losing any drones (they ar pretty expensive to rise, far more than a Ant worker, for example) :D
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:iconjustsomehobo:
JustSomeHobo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Student Writer
"Bulbops?"
"Don't analyze it, Nathan, it's working!"
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Digital Artist
Hahahaha! I was taken back too but, hey, Those damn old greeks that settled the name for it  :D (Big Grin)
It just works  I am a dummy! 
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019
Cool as heck! Great stuff, as always. :)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Digital Artist
Appreciated, man! As always  :D Thank you! Thank you! 
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:iconanastasiy:
Anastasiy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the colors!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!  :D
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:iconangelcnderdream14:
AngelCnderDream14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so cool! What an interesting creature!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it  :D
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:iconangelcnderdream14:
AngelCnderDream14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np. ^ ^ I sure do. c:
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
c:
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
These are so cool!!! Very neat aliens!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Thank you! Thank you! 
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:iconvearce:
Vearce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I’d be terrified to see those walking toward me! Haha! But great creature design
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
they are pretty chill, but I get ya. :D
Thanks!
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:iconvearce:
Vearce Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Just spooky lookin’
You’re welcome!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
These are some fun-looking friends! :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
They sure are :D
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:iconplyendell:
Plyendell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
Awww yisssss. Always hyped for your content
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thaaaaank yooooou  I am a dummy! 
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:iconzgx-2625:
zgX-2625 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
They look so unusual. Awesome!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconturacoverdin:
Turacoverdin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
I adore these, very elegant despite their unfamiliar forms.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
That was my intention. I'm glad you like it  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
I really wish I could say more but I am blown away and left speechless by these amazing designs... an effect your art seems to have on me in general!
The amount of detailing on this is absolutely amazing, I feel like I’d go crazy after doing just one leg like that. But I also just love zooming in on them and just taking in the work and dedication that must have been put into them!

How do their eyes work btw? Are these yellow bulbs a form of eye with three lenses each and the rest covered in skin or are they some advanced organs to process the signals coming in through the three separate eyes on them?

As for the overall anatomy, I think it looks pretty sound for an animal living in colder climate... I don’t really know how fatty tissue or „hair“ works on Anu, so I can’t say anything for sure, but perhaps they are a bit slender for the type of climate they live in. But then again, you said that they were more active animals so they could have a higher core temperature or something like that and there actually are a number of ungulates living in colder climate that have rather spindly legs as well. A lot of how animals are able to handle the cold has also to do with their behavior... for example, less activity means a lower metabolic rate which requires less food. So these organisms are well within the limits of what’s possible in cold climates so there’s no need to worry about that 
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks mate! Yep, those legs where a bit time consuming  :D

For the eyes, the yellow domes are photoreceptors with the dark spots being the focal points of it, so they pretty much can see movement from all directions while identifying it with little effort.
Thank you for the input on the climate thing! For me is: their bodies are densely packed in a thick and insulative skin. The scales underneath the fur are small packs of "blubber"

For the slim legs... I always have the petty excuse of the flight of the bees: It just works I am a dummy! 
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019
Anytime! I usually focus on details too much in digital art too, so I definitely understand the struggle :)

Oh damn, that’s pretty cool! Do they work like compound eyes like those of a mantis shrimp or is there some other mechanism involved?
Gotcha, that’s no problem then as keeping the core warm is the most important thing in those conditions. I really like that idea of the blubber packs btw... kinda like an organic puffer jacket

Well Anu does have lower gravity than Earth, so thin legs like that are to be expected 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Digital Artist
The mantis shrimp eye was the exact comparison I had in mind, so you've got it. Though the focal points are not as mobile as our marine friend. :D
Puffer Jackets it is! There are plenty of "fatty" plurocoratas that will appear. I'm just easing  people out of the slim designs for now =P (Razz) 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Gotcha! So the eyes are more or less fixed in place but the bulbousness as well as the flexible neck gives them a wide field of vision?
Don’t worry about it, as much as I love chubby little aliens, I am also a big fan of your slim ones :D
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019   Digital Artist
The yellow domes are fixed, what moves are the black philo-photoreceptors inside them, along with neck movement, so these black "spots" are constantly moving on a vertical axis.
I'm glad you like it mate, I'm pretty happy about them myself  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
Alright, that’s pretty cool! I’d love to see an anatomy chart or something like that of them (and I’d be more than happy to help, should you want it)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Will do, that's a promise!
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Bionautic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly bizarre looking! Really well done.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D
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